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Throwback

It’s so funny how quickly things change. When I was 12, I wanted nothing more than to wear overalls with glitter Doc Marten-esque boots from Playless. When I was 22, I would spend hours trying to find the right snippet of my favorite song to make as a ring tone for myself or my friends. Remember when you would gave...

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Say Goodbye to Ash with Aveeno

Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion is legit. Storytime, y’all. On Wednesday it was 50 degrees–or so my iPhone said–but coupled with the fact that there was a 30 degree wind chill and I had to be at Drybar at 8am, I was freezing. I immediately regretted the decision to not wear anything on my legs or a heavier jacket but if...

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A Blog That Chronicles It All

Tuesday night was one of those signs that let me know God was speaking to me. One of the benefits of having a best friend in the same industry as me is that she will pass along my email to events that she knows I would benefit from. It was because of her, I had one of my best nights...

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Dear New York, I Don’t Need Your Validation

I love this city, I hate it sometimes, too. In an effort to keep track of my feelings about the Big Apple during my time here I try my best to chronicle them in a letter to this crazy place. Welcome to Dear New York–a series posted monthly on the anniversary of the date I moved here.  So, New York,...

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Eloise Says Hi

On Saturday, my mom created a New York milestone for me: an afternoon Eloise-themed belated birthday tea at The Plaza.  I had no idea how majestic The Plaza was when I would read Eloise books as a child. I just knew that it was a magical place brought to life by Kay Thompson’s six-year-old with penchant for mischief. Prior to...

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Seasons

I bought myself a few very New York-centric things for my birthday: BaubleBar’s state pendent necklace (with a heart cut out over my beloved NYC) and Noir’s Gotham City stackable ring. The idea was that it was it would reinforce the “brand” that I am trying to build as a very NYC-focused one, making me want to blog. Here’s the...

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5 Style Lessons Courtesy of New York City

Or I guess that should read: 5 Style Lessons I Learned Living in New York City. I’ve officially been Channing in the City for a little over a year now. When I first moved here, I wondered how my style would change, what if anything I would do differently. While I may be a bit biased (it’s always hard to...

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#IWokeUpLikeThis and I’m Sick of It

I think it’s important that you know that I went to school in the mountains. Penn State is literally in the middle of the state of Pennsylvania. Surrounded by, yup, that’s right, mountains. For four years, I became accustomed to be being accosted with snow in October. Going to football games in blizzards. Wind degrees chilling in the negatives. Only...

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Bleu My Mind

When I am obsessed with something, it’s literally all I want to do, or in this case wear. It’s like that silly little meme floating around says, ‘this is how my brain works,’ and there is a light switch labeled uninterested and utterly obsessed. I am utterly obsessed with blue. I tend to do this with a color at least...

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NYFW, Day 7

My friends, we have reached the promise land: Day 7. For me, New York Fashion Week ends today. I thank you for allowing me to recap NYFW with you all. 7:45 a.m. My alarm goes off. I have a mild panic attack wondering if I forgot to put something into my iPhone calendar. Nope, I don’t have an early show....

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